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Texas youths build special deer stands for vets

May 09, 2013 at 10:30 AM

The Associated Press


KOUNTZE, Texas (AP) — More than 100 students in Southeast Texas have used their building and trade classes to construct nine deer stands for disabled veterans.

The Kountze (koontz) High School freshman took part in the recent hands-on benefit for the Paralyzed Veterans of America Texas Chapter. The teens built the stands at Indian Springs Camp with help from donations.

The Beaumont Enterprise (http://bit.ly/11aYn6H ) reported Sunday that the new stands have ramps and supports to hold wheelchairs weighing up to 350 pounds.

Amanda Saunders with the Paralyzed Veterans of America Texas Chapter says Hurricane Rita in 2005 and Hurricane Ike in 2008 destroyed all but four stands. Saunders says the remaining four were patched to the point that they were no longer safe.

The old stands were constructed in 1998.

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Information from: The Beaumont Enterprise, http://beaumontenterprise.com


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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